Celebration V (CV) Jul 21, 2010 8:49:28 GMT -5
Post by ionicdesign on Jul 21, 2010 8:49:28 GMT -5
I think there's a 501st here in albuquerque. looks like loads of fun and ability to support some fine charitable causes.
ladyB, you actually shaved your head?
Talk about cosplay!!! Dooku and Ventress love interest? Makes me want to turn to the Dark side!!!
The next question is , where do you get all your fantastic looking props and costume gear? make any of it?
It has been fun, and helped a lot of good causes. The 501st is worldwide.
New Mexico would be part of the Mountain Garrison it looks like: www.501st.com/members/garrisonglance.php?garrisonId=14
Yes I did/have. It came down to cancel or shave and I didn't want to cancel on the Relay. We had a lot of happy faces of kids in general and those with cancer were especially enamored with my head. It was a smaller event but we were able to raise about $200 for cancer research.
Love interest, sure, we celebrated our 11th anniversary by helping with the same Relay for Life a year latter a couple weeks ago.
As to the costumes, I've made most of the soft parts and Ionic the belts and props. The pleated skirt I did find at a thrift store. The top and arm wraps and neck armour I either made or made with help from friends and family. Ionic and my dad made the saber hilts. His costume the imperial officer part was purchased from someone in our garrison (though I'm making him one now too) and I did the cloak. He made the chain and purchased some resin cast clasps that he finished. I help with making his hair white/grey, etc.
Did that answer your questions? If not do tell, thanks.
Yes, some of the costumes are rather expensive, so LadyB sewing most everything is the only way we've been able to do it with current budgets. It has been a lot of fun and nice to help kids smile.
She's going to be on one of the costuming panels for CV. Hope it goes well for her.